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The following article applies to the new assignment functionality and logic on Foundry. To determine if this article applies to the features in your Foundry account, please refer to the section this page called “Which Version of Assignments Are You Using?”

Assignments on Foundry can be classified under 4 different statuses each with varying permissions of what administrators can do to adjust settings and how they display on the admin and the learner dashboards.

This guide will clarify what is possible for each of these states and when each may be most useful for an administrator.


Assignment Statuses

StatusScheduledStartedClosedArchived
Why Use This?I want to set up my assignment ahead of time so I am not rushing on the planned start date.On and after the Start Date, this is how I know invitations went out to learners.I don't want to add any new learners to this assignment, but I'll let anyone who was already assigned complete it even if it's past due.I want to stop allowing all progress in this assignment and move it to the "Deactivated" tab.
Can I edit the assignment?Yes, as long as it is before the Start Date.Only Due Date and Reminder schedule.Only Assignment Name and archival Date.Only Assignment Name.
Can I add learners?YesYesNoNo
InvitationsNo invitesInvites go out to scheduled learners on the Start Date. Anyone added later on will receive the invite when assigned.No invitesNo invites
RemindersNo remindersReminders go out as scheduled.Reminders go out as scheduled.No reminders
Learner DashboardNo Card VisibleVisible on Open tab until completed.Visible on Open tab until completed.Visible on Closed tab if incomplete, but cannot click into the course. If complete, the learner can click "Review Content."
Learner Status (on Training Progress Report)Not Started, Selected Individual progress /participation status (Not Started, In Progress, Complete, Past Due)Individual progress /participation status (Not Started, In Progress, Complete, Past Due)Closed
Can I unassign learners?YesYesYesNo
Can I close the assignment?NoYes. The assignment will change to "Closed" and learners' statuses are unchanged.No. It is already Closed.No
Can I archive the assignment?Yes. The assignment will change to "Archived" and all learners are unassigned.Yes. The assignment will change to "Archived" and all learners' assignments will be "Closed" meaning they cannot continue progress.Yes. The assignment will change to "Archived" and all learners' assignments will be "Closed" meaning they cannot continue progress.No. It is already Archived.
Status
Scheduled
Started
Closed
Archived

Why Use This?
I want to set up my assignment ahead of time so I am not rushing on the planned start date.
On and after the Start Date, this is how I know invitations went out to learners.
I don't want to add any new learners to this assignment, but I'll let anyone who was already assigned complete it even if it's past due.
I want to stop allowing all progress in this assignment and move it to the "Deactivated" tab.

Can I edit the assignment?
Yes, as long as it is before the Start Date.
Only Due Date and Reminder schedule.
Only Assignment Name and archival Date.
Only Assignment Name.

Can I add learners?
Yes
Yes
No
No

Invitations
No invites
Invites go out to scheduled learners on the Start Date. Anyone added later on will receive the invite when assigned.
No invites
No invites

Reminders
No reminders
Reminders go out as scheduled.
Reminders go out as scheduled.
No reminders

Learner Dashboard
No Card Visible
Visible on Open tab until completed.
Visible on Open tab until completed.
Visible on Closed tab if incomplete, but cannot click into the course. If complete, the learner can click "Review Content."

Learner Status (on Training Progress Report)
Not Started, Selected
Individual progress /participation status (Not Started, In Progress, Complete, Past Due)
Individual progress /participation status (Not Started, In Progress, Complete, Past Due)
Closed

Can I unassign learners?
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

Can I close the assignment?
No
Yes. The assignment will change to "Closed" and learners' statuses are unchanged.
No. It is already Closed.
No

Can I archive the assignment?
Yes. The assignment will change to "Archived" and all learners are unassigned.
Yes. The assignment will change to "Archived" and all learners' assignments will be "Closed" meaning they cannot continue progress.
Yes. The assignment will change to "Archived" and all learners' assignments will be "Closed" meaning they cannot continue progress.
No. It is already Archived.


Closed vs. Archived: Impact on Learners

ClosedArchived
Will reminders still be sent?YesNo
Can learners continue making progress in their assignments?YesNo
Can I add new learners? NoNo
Can I unassign learners?YesNo
Can learners review their courses?YesOnly if completed
Will reminders still be sent?
Closed Yes
Archived No

Can learners continue making progress in their assignments?
Closed Yes
Archived No

Can I add new learners?
Closed No
Archived No

Can I unassign learners?
Closed Yes
Archived No

Can learners review their courses?
Closed Yes
Archived Only if completed


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